Saturday, March 15, 2008

White Tigers

Endangered species are organisms that are in danger of extinction. White Tigers or also known as Bengal Tigers are one those endangered species

The white tiger, also known as the Bengal tiger is about 3 meters long, and weighs for about 180-285 kg. White tigers are white colored bengals, they are not albinos and they are not a seperate subspecies of tigers. They have blue eyes, a pink nose and a white furr covered with chocolate colored stripes. White tigers are born to tigers that carry the unusual gene needed for white coloring. Wild white tigers are very rare since they are endangered. They are usually located in Souteast Asia and in central and southern India. The white Bengal tiger lives in grassy or swampy areas and forests, where they can be well camouflaged. Those living on islands have almost disappeared; most now live in zoo. Even though it is illegal, white tigers are hunted in many Asian countries. Tiger’s body parts are sought for use in traditional Chinese medicine and exotic recipes. Their body parts can be sold, so to many people this is the animal to hunt if they want some fast money. But if we help each other to stop these greedy hunters we can save these Bengal Tigers and other endangered animals .

-Alan Follosco, Jr.

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